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10/8/12 10:01 P

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Yeh, my tracker is for my eyes only. No need to put any one in a coma. LOL.

I have been better lately though. I think I ate so bad for a while I got sick of it and burnt myself out on it. LOL. I'm not even interested in candy right now. I must be dying.

There are days I would have to go to bed at 10 A.M. to keep on track for calories. LOL.

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10/8/12 9:29 P

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In order to break a plateau something has to change. You have to figure out how to smack your metabolism back awake and working. You either increase the number of meals (ie if you normally eat 3...eat 5 or 6), you can adjust your actual numbers (increase the protein/decrease the protein, or fat or carbs), you calorie cycle...you change up your exercise routine or add something to it...you get the idea. I know for me to break out of the 150 (ie and lose the last 20 lbs) I had to increase my calories (ie it meant actually tracking everything), increase my protein, and change up my exercise program AND calorie cycle. The last 20 is the hardest...

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10/8/12 9:20 P

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I was eating eggs, bacon, sausage, and other meats. My carbs were coming from salads with 2 carb dressing. I've been stuck at this weight for a long time now. I work at a hospital so I push people around all day. I just don't know what to do. I think I'm going to maintain or something over winter because I am out of ideas. I was eating about 10-20 carbs a day then working. I'd cheat maybe 1 day out of 3 weeks and nothing. I wish I could break through this 150 thing, ehhh.

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10/8/12 6:52 P

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@Morticia LOL. I've already eaten everything I should eat today and it's only 3:50. Of course, I do have some wiggle room (range) but that's only about 200 more calories that I can have. Hmmmm....how do I spend 200 calories? Ice cream? Toast and peanut butter? Lean Cuisine? That's it!! "No thanks, I'll keep my food tracker private." LOL.

I should turn in early too...so that I don't eat any more :)

Edited by: DESERT_BIRD at: 10/8/2012 (18:57)
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10/8/12 6:50 P

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Back away from the food tracker! emoticon I think I made mine private when I went hCG. Didn't want to freak anyone out. Phew! I think most of us know what to do. If only that were enough! I woke up before 3:30, probably worried about getting my car to the shop on time. I hate when that happens! Guess I need to turn in early...

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10/8/12 3:55 P

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Did I sound mean, GF? LOL. I didn't mean to if I did. I woke up at 4 this morning and didn't get back to sleep so I guess I'm a little dazed.

You notice my food tracker is not open to viewing either. Heehee. Those double scoops of butter pecan ice cream explain my lack of progress. Like my obese orthopedist told me, "You need to lose weight. Of course, as you see I don't follow my own advice. (guffaw)." emoticon

I know what I need to change too and I am doing a little better with the eating. I'm working toward the 80% on plan now.

You really need to let me at your food tracker. I'll get you back on plan before you can say,
"No thanks. I'll just have a salad." emoticon

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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10/8/12 2:55 P

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One thing about Morticia, she tells it like it is. :)

Lindsay, I'm stuck too. But I don't want Mort anywhere near my food tracker! LOL. I know what I have to change. All the low-carbing in the world won't get me where I want to be if I don't get my calories where they need to be. Back to tracking....EVERYTHING. (sigh)





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And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
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"First we make our habits, then our habits make us." ~Charles C. Noble




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10/8/12 11:09 A

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I'm not sure what plan you are on. I checked your food tracker and you have not used it since July and back them it doesn't look like you were tracking all of your food unless you don't eat any dinner. If your tracker was accurate you are not on any particular diet. You need to choose a diet and track your food. Calories do count.

If you are still eating the same - back then according to the tracker you had 1081 calories and 23 carbs not counting dinner. The only thing that I can see that might stall you on that day is the Tostitos. I would cut back on the 4 tbs of mayo too as that is where the majority of your calories came from.

The day before you had 1079 calories and 64gms of carbs. I would keep it to one serving of cheese a day and again get rid of the Tostitos for something healthier.

The day before 528 calories. Not enough carbs, fats, or proteins.

On the 24th you had 1609 calories. 85gms of carbs. I would have had some vegetables instead of the sundae.

The 23rd - 637 calories. 31 gms from carbs.

Did your diet change after the end of July?

You need to eat at least 1200 calories a day. Some women can eat up to 1400 calories and lose weight unless you are insulin resistant, have metabolic syndrome, PCOS, thyroid disease, or are sedentary. I would also recommend that you get most of your carbs from low glycemic veggies, seeds, nuts, cheese, and, if your plan allows, low glycemic fruits, dairy, and possibly a few grains like quinoa. The grains would be okay if you are on South Beach.
Not okay on Atkins, Paleo, Primal, etc.

I also recommend that everyone exercise every day.

If you could give us some more information maybe we could help you more.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 10/8/2012 (15:59)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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10/8/12 9:58 A

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Are you getting in enough food to keep your metabolism up? Are you counting calories to be sure? Seems like low enough carbs to me!

Linda

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10/8/12 9:06 A

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I've been on low carb now for months though my weight isn't moving. Is there a way to kick start again? I'm eating about 20 carbs a day from salads. Do I keep going? Do I change diets? I'm so lost!

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